OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., January 18, 2020

9:00 AM to Noon

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 North Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

Change 

Stephanie Bradley will facilitate the January DCWF meeting

Stephanie has chosen an appropriate topic for the New Year: Change. She has written a short analogy about driving on the highway to start our discussion and is equipped with supporting Scriptures.

 

DCWF CHANGES: For its entire existence, Delmarva Christian Writers has functioned casually. In 2020, we will establish some formal parameters but strive to retain the friendly, flexible approach we have always enjoyed. One of the changes in DCWF will be a Statement of Faith, posted below so you can review it prior to the meeting.

 

CRITIQUES: If time permits, we will critique manuscripts. If interested, please bring 20 copies of a maximum of three (3) double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-pt. font. Also, please use the Line Numbering feature in Microsoft Word for your manuscript (go to Layout and click Line Numbering). 

 

MEETING SCHEDULE for 2020 (see below). In December, we got a good start in identifying facilitators but still need volunteers to provide refreshments. Please prayerfully consider if you can make a commitment to help with refreshments on March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, September 19, and November 21.

 

CONFERENCE. We will host our second Christian Writers Conference in October, and if anyone is interested in serving on the committee, please let me know.

 

Refreshments for this month's meeting are provided by Betty Kasperski and Judi Folmsbee.

Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, signing this statement is required in order to be a member of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship.
Statement of Faith.pdf
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Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization. 

 

This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.

 

 

Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (8-10 copies of up to five double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.

 

 

 

 Purpose of DCWF

 

  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)

 

  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."

 

  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

 

 

 

What you can expect from DCWF

 

Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.

 

Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.

 

There is  no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.

 

We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.  

 

A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).

 

 

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